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Alpine athletes take home "The Boot" and multiple medals

Killington Mountain School Alpine athletes showed their stuff on a variety of hills in the northeast and beyond over the weekend, taking podium spots and quite a bit of hardware home with them.

Coach Pavel Stastny checked in from Mont Sainte-Anne where the U19/21's competed in a FIS SL. Ryan Znamierowski, in a very technical slalom finished seventh with start number of 25. Pavel said it was a "Very good performance from Ryan," and continuned, "The next slalom we will race is in Osler Bluf- Ontario on Friday and Saturday."

The U14's were at Queeche on Saturday where Gaven Schain took the top spot for the boys in the Skills Quest, with Oscar Preisler in second and Dominic Shakleton in third. For the girls, Caroline Roy took the top spot. Following the Skills, in the Dual SL, Bella Clark-Alderman took fifth, with Joanna Robinson-Leith in ninth and Hannah Black in tenth. For the boys Bobby Turner was third, Ryan Rupprecht was sixth, and Tommy Lowell was seventh. Oscar Priesler was 11th and Bode Tracy, in his first race ever, was just behind in 12th.

The 14's then had a SL at Killington on Sunday where Bella Phelan took the win for the girls, with Joanna Robinson-Leith in fourth, Emilia Vegara fifth, and Hannah Black was 12th. Bobby Turner took the win for the boys, with Gaven Schain in 12th, Liam Kelly in 13th, Bode Tracy in 22nd, and Liad Barash in 30th.

The U12's trained jointly with Pico on Saturday, then had a big victory on Sunday, where they took home the coveted boot! In addition, Shelby Graves won the Skills Quest!

The U16's were at Bromley for the VT Cup where Izzy Jenne took third for the women, Lizzie Degraw was 12th, and Francesca Castellini was 17th. Max Wonsavage took the third place spot in the men's race, Tanner Graves fourth/second U16, Tanner Schultz eighth/third U16, Matt Fryer was ninth/fourth U16 and Ryan Bianchi rounded out the top 20 in 17th.

Congrats to KMS PG Ava Mattsson on taking third in the FIS GS at Okemo on Thursday!




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